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Conservation technology

To conserve the Iceman it was necessary to artificially simulate the conditions of the glacier ice: a temperature of –6°C and a relative humidity of 98%.

To achieve this, a sophisticated automated refrigeration system was developed whose numerous sensors transmit measurements such as air pressure, temperature, relative humidity, air composition and body weight as well as the functioning of the refrigeration system. To stop the mummy from gradually drying out, the cell walls are lined with tiles of ice.